Get to Know OmniRide Bloomington, New On-Demand Transit Service!
December 21, 2021
This January 3, 2022, OmniTrans welcomes its latest microtransit service – OmniRide Bloomington! OmniRide Bloomington will serve major destinations in portions of Bloomington, Colton, Rialto, and south Fontana. For the first six months of service, OmniRide Bloomington trips will be half-off – $2 for each trip (regularly $4), or $1 for eligible discounted passengers (regularly $2).
What is Microtransit?
OmniTrans’ microtransit service – OmniRide – is a shared, on-demand transit service that operates within a defined geographic area (see map below), similarly to private services like Uber and Lyft. Currently, OmniRide is available in the communities of Chino/Chino Hills, Upland, and now, Bloomington. Rides are booked via the OmniRide On-Demand mobile app, or by phone at 909-383-1680.
Popular destinations for OmniRide Bloomington include:
- Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center
- Palm Court Shopping Center
- Bloomington High School
- Bloomington Grove & Lillian Court
- Fontana Adult School
- Citrus High School
- Rialto Gateway
- Vineyard Valley Shopping Center
- Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
- Logistics employment centers in Agua Mansa Industrial Corridor including Amazon and FedEx
How to Reserve Your Ride
- Using the free OmniRide On-Demand mobile app, available for free on the App Store and Google Play, you can reserve trips to and from locations within the OmniRide Bloomington service area.
- When you book your trip, the app guides you to the closest “virtual stop” for pick-up, typically the closest major intersection.
- An OmniRide van will arrive within 15 minutes for pick-up and proceed to another virtual stop, which will be another location close to your requested drop-off point.
OmniRide Bloomington service is available Mondays-Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
General fare is $4 per ride ($2 discounted fare for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities) and includes an Omnitrans day pass for ease of transfer to traditional fixed-route bus service. However, during the first six months of service through July, rides will be half off: $2 general, and $1 for discounted fare.
Fare can be paid by credit/debit card on the app, or with cash onboard (exact change only).
K-12 students may book OmniRide trips for only $2 as part of the Free Fares for School student program.
Vehicles are accessible for people with disabilities who use a mobility device such as a wheelchair.
OmniRide Bloomington connects to OmniTrans bus Routes 19 and 61 at the South Fontana Transfer Center near Kaiser Permanente Fontana, and to Routes 1, 19, and 22 at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for broader access to the region beyond the OmniRide Bloomington microtransit boundary.